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Home-Made GranolaHome-made granola is a great option for breakfast. It is healthy, feeling and amazing source of energy to keep you going through the day. So go a head, start prepping your ingredients and start to cook. Also, Granola is an excellent option for kids too as it gives them lots of energy keeping them active. It also give you the energy to run around after them! When you make home-made granola, try out different combinations of fruit and nuts.
Poached Egg With AsparagusThis easy egg and asparagus recipe makes a delightful and nutritious breakfast. I call this an eggcellent breakfast as it gives me all the essential vitamins I need such as vitamin C, and vitamin E. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, manganese,vitamin A, zinc, iron, protein and healthy fats. Breakfast shouldn’t be boring and having this meal on regular bases, I have something to look forward too in the morning. So next time you going shopping pick up the ingredients for the course and try it for yourself. Is delicious!
Smoked Salmon Bagel SandwichChildren who are keen to help in the kitchen can easily get involved with this simple but delicious breakfast recipe. It’s very easy to assemble but will leave them feeling triumphant. I remember when my mom and I use to make this dish together every Saturday morning after we visited our local market where we use pick up our groceries. So why don’t you ditch the cereal and treat yourself to this scrumptious bagel - for breakfast! It only required one step to put together this amazing sandwich.
French Toast With BerriesDo you remember that eggy bread people used to make when you were a kid? Well stop remembering, they were so dull. Forget it now, and then replace that soggy french toast with this sweet and tasty version. The eggy bread I remember was just egg and milk soaked bread lightly fried and then slapped on a plate. This french toast is topped with strawberries and blueberries, then smothered in honey. This irresistible twist on French toast is so easy to prepare it’s perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Waffles With Blueberries And Golden SyrupHere’s something I have to confess. I love Mondays. Sunday afternoons always have me looking forward to the next morning. As much as I enjoy the weekend, there’s just nothing like a fresh start. I am also an absolute morning person, who enjoys the beginning of every new day. I know that there are plenty of people who don’t share my enthusiasm for Mondays but don’t worry, the weekend is not far off! Whether you love or despise Mondays, here’s a recipe that will brighten your day either way.
Sunny Fried EggsWhenever I feel lazy or not in the mood to cook I always want something quick,easy and delicious. So what is easier then just cracking some eggs in a pan and frying them! Frying them, but in a healthy way. If you show your eggs some love they will fry nicely and come out perfectly. So if you are feeling lazy or in a rush just crack some eggs and start the day with a sunny fried eggs. It’s packed full of protein and healthy fats to help you feel fuller for longer.
Fluffy Pancakes With Blueberries And HoneyLooking for a sweet and special breakfast option? If you are this pancake recipe is ideal to treat yourself. Personally, I love them! They are fluffy, light and feeling and oh-so full of juicy blueberries. So what are you waiting for? Let’s dig right in and learn how to make them, shall we? Grab your ingredients and start mixing!
Roasted Tomato And Red Pepper SoupThis is without a doubt one of my absolute favourite soup recipes. It is just so amazingly rich, warming and delicious. I love the bright red colour too. All of the ingredients are naturally wonderful, however, it is the roasting process that takes this soup to the next level as it really intensifies the original flavours, making them even more scrumptious. Even better, cooking the tomatoes and peppers in this way means that they fully absorb all the delicious aromas and tastes of the basil, rosemary, bay leaves and thyme. You really can taste the wonderfully subtle hints of each herb in every mouthful, which creates such a perfectly unique flavour.
Mackerel Fillets With CouscousLooking for something light and healthy? This mackerel recipe is just the thing for a healthy, light, yet satisfying lunch. Oil-rich mackerel is full of omega-3 and is an environmentally aware way to enjoy fish. It gets better with the fluffy couscous with raisins and crunchy almonds.
Grilled Peach Salad With Bresaola And Goat CheeseI love this salad! It is so simple to make and delicious at the same time.The flavour and juicy sweetness you get from a grilled ripe peach, served bravely and simply next to a single leaf salad is amazing. It’s a killer combo when you have the sweet assence of the peach and the savoury taste of the bresaola and the goat cheese, just works so well, an awesome combination. Just the right thing if you are on lookout some unusual BBQ sides. So darm simple to make.
Chicken Fajita BaguettesThis is a brilliant sharing recipe! Fajitas are great for when mates come over or getting all the family together and sharing stuff on the table. The perfect midweek meal, this chicken fajita recipe can be served with yogurt, soured cream, grated cheddar or corn salsa. Simply delightful and a great way to use up leftover roast chicken, too.
Prawn CocktailLooking for something light and succulant? Enjoy a taste of the exotic with this delightfully quick and easy prawn cocktail recipe. The truth is that properly made, with little kick of the spicy Tabasco and juicy prawns, it is the perfect way to start a summer’s lunch. If it could leave its 70s baggage behind, it could get on with being what it is – a thoroughly delicious little salad, that can be used both as lunch and dinner.
Roasted Pork Sausage With Crispy PotatoesThis comforting sausage, potato and sticky sweet red onion bake recipe makes for a fantastic weekend lunch. It tastes amazing and it is a great dish if you have small budge. Who said, you can’t eat tasty meals on low budget. If you don’t believe me, you should try it for yourself and be amazed with some of the divine flavours the meal has.
Asian Style Chicken Noodle BrothA hearty warming chicken noodle broth recipe that’s just about perfect for a chilly days. I always like to have some broth on some of those dull, rainy and cold days. This aromatic chicken broth will warm you up on a winter’s afternoon or evening as it contains garlic, which is particularly good for colds, too. Also, this soup is a herby, spicy mix of Asian flavours, a delightfully balanced meal.
Sherry-Glazed Chorizo And ChickpeasThink you don’t have time cook a decent meal? Think again! Make this easy Spanish dish of sherry-glazed chorizo and chickpeas and treat yourself to some hearty food. When I am on a rush and don’t have much time to cook, this meal has always has been one of my first choices. It is simple,very easy to make and it doesn’t invlove too much cooking. So next time you are in a rush, fire up the pan and cook yourself this marvelous cherizo dish!
Southern Fried Chicken StripsIf you are fed up having the same old chicken recipe, you should try this southern style fried chicken. Home-made chicken strips are a real treat midweek and you can feed four hungry mouths for less than a tenner. If you have children in the household, it will be fun to engage them and try to cook together. Kids love to get their hand dirty, so let them mix batter for the chicken and make some food memories if your own. I remember when mum and I use to make this course together and it was messy but damn delicious.
Beef Steak,Potato Wedges And Salsa VerdeHere is some hearty food to look forward to when you get home from work. Load up on a classic with this simple but tasty dinner, the juicy beef steak is complemented beautifully with this easy salsa verde and simple chunky crispy potato wedges. Beef-lovers out there will love this melt-in-your-mouth steak with this sweet and sour coating. The sweetness of the honey and some of the sourness of the vinegar and mustard is just outstanding. There are so many flavours that hit you, it is so delicious.
Chicken TagineThis Moroccan-style tagine recipe is a one pot wonder, infused with exotic spices and easily cooked on the hob. If you are looking for something quick, simple and doesn’t involve too much, save time and effort with this simple chicken tagine recipe. Whenever, I have a busy and a long day, this meal is perfect to end the day with, a succulent chicken and fluffy bulgur on side, you just can’t go wrong. So give it a try and see for yourself.
Chili Prawn Stir-fryReally quick and easy to make, this delicious stir-fry contains succulent prawns and a spicy kick of chilli that’ll warm you up on a cold winter’s day. The combination of the ingredients make an incredible flauvarsome dish, especially the tangy and sour taste of the lime goes really well with the prawns
Mushroom SoupThis vegetarian mushroom soup recipe is one big embrace in a bowl, perfect for a holiday dinner party. If your dinner routine has got into a bit of a rut, add some variety and a dash of colour with this cool, refreshing summer soup recipe.Also, this flavourful recipe goes down a treat on a chilly evenings.
Auntie’s Sticky Pork RibsAunty’s sticky pork rib recipe is comfort food at its finest.Every time I visit her she always offers something to eat. When I tried her pork ribs,the first thing I asked her was the recipe. These ribs are to die for,the meat literally melts in your mouth. So don’t worry about getting messy, these spicy, sweet ribs are best enjoyed when eaten with your fingers!
Tomato and Leafy Summer PastaA really simple, quick and amazingly tasty pasta dish which always hits the spot and will impress your mates. Sweet cherry tomatoes and tons of fragrant herbs, this pasta really is a taste of summer. Pesto and pasta are a classic combo. This colourful and summery dish is a one-pot recipe, it’s so easy and quick to do. It’s a fantastic dinnerr or lunch option.
Crispy Pork With Coriander RiceThis pork and rice recipe is cheap, quick, tasty and perfect for busy midweek evenings. Ever find yourself craving crispy fried chicken or pork, or anything deep-fried, battered? Try these fried pork strips next time when the craving for easy, crispy fried food hits. They will definitely hit the spot! When you make them at home you will have more control of what you put in your cooking and instead of feeling bad about what you eat, you will fill better since you know the ingredients.
Turkey Noodle BrothEnjoy comforting turkey noodle broth full of tender rice noodles, fresh veggies, and tender shredded turkey. Make the most of leftover turkey with this down-home soup. Creating a broth by roasting the turkey, garlic and vegetables adds richness and depth to the flavor without the need for additional fats. It’s healthy, cheap and quick, this broth is a great way to use up leftover turkey or chicken.
Turkish Style Lamb Pitta PizzasThis flatbread topped with spicy lamb mince is Turkey’s take on pizza. it’s topped with spinach or pomegranate seeds and pine nuts,simply delicious. So why don’t you make pizzas the easy way! Use the ready-made wholegrain pitta breads and with the succulent lamb and top them up with full of bold flavours. This is one of my favourite meals. It is so easy and simple to make. The combination of the sweetness of the pomegranate seeds and the sauvary tasty of the lamb is just mind blowing. So what are you waiting for, pick a pen and paper write down the ingredients and treat yourself to an amazing dinner.
Cinnamon SwirlsNo need to visit a coffee shop to enjoy these artisan styled pastries. This recipe surely will impress your family and friends. The perfect accompaniment to a warming cup of coffee on a rainy afternoon. This classic cinnamon recipe uses home-made Danish pastry dough, though you can buy puff pastry if you’re short of time. These fragrant cinnamon swirls, with the sweet smell and warm taste of cinnamon, are very tempting and moreish. Give it a go, and see it for yourself, you will be surprised with the amazing flavours. You can make your own version of the recipe by adding some other ingredients like raisins!
Honey-Nut BananasThese sticky, sweet bananas are amazing on their own or with pancakes. Whenever, I am craving something really sweet this is recipe is perfect. The natural sweetness of the banana and the honey works really well. Once you add the toasted pecan nuts on top it hits the spot. You have a great combination of flavours and texture. The softness of the bananas and the crunchy nuts works a treat. Another thing I love about this recipe is quick and simple to make.
Madeleines With Hot Caramel Toffee SauceThis recipe for madeleines with hot rum toffee sauce is best eaten warm from the oven with a cup of tea or coffee. This classic French madeleine recipe is light-as- a-feather. Served with the hot caramel sauce, they work wonderfully as a dinner party dessert.
Grandma’s Double Chocolate Chip CookiesThis is the famous cookie recipe of grandma that she uses to bake cookies for her family and friends. Everytime is a treat to have them. I am very happy that she passed the recipe to mum so she can treat her own family and friends once in a while. I still remember when mum use to bake these cookies for me every Friday afternoon. Even now when she makes them it reminds of my childhood memories. These delicious cookies are almost cakes, with a lovely soft texture that melts in your mouth,adults and children will be coming back for more!
Sweet PalmiersElegant puff pastry palmiers are one of my all-time favorite cookies. So crispy! Plus it feels so fancy to set them on a tray for a spot of afternoon tea. They are super easy to make. I use store-bought puff pastry to make the palmiers. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to try your hand at making your own puff pastry,by all means go for it! Palmiers are also wonderfully versatile cookies. You can make them with anything from a dusting of sugar to a spread of summer jam.
Pimm’s Jam TartsIf you’re looking for a tart with a difference this is it. Give your homemade jam tarts a cheeky twist with a dash of Pimm’s. This sweet and simple Pimm’s strawberry tart only takes 15 mins to prepare and is left to set in the fridge before serving. A delicious strawberry jelly infused with Pimm’s makes this tart a naughty but nice dessert for special occasions or weekend treats. You can make your own pastry case if you wish but you can use a ready-made pastry case to speed up the process. This recipe is so easy and a great option to a dinner party or afternoon tea.
Sponge Cake With Chocolate Custard SauceThis chocolate sponge with chocolate custard recipe brings back memories of that rare school dinner treat. Here, the classic dessert is back and better than ever.You can enjoy this gorgeous chocolate sponge cake with the chocolate custarts or other sauces of your choice, but chocolate is my favourite.This is a an ultimate after dinner dessert, which I am always looking forward to dig in and indulge myself once in a while. Like I say, I balanced diet is chocolate on both hands! So treat yourself once in a while.
Warm Salted Caramel Sauce with Vanilla Ice CreamThis simple vanilla ice cream is made even more indulgent with a salted caramel sauce. Salted Caramel Sauce is pretty darn delicious drizzled over just about any dessert. From ice cream and cakes to a dipping sauce for apples, pretzels and brownie bites, it’s addictive! This recipe is amazing for hot summer days. The warm sauce and the ice cream work really, they complement each other so well. Also, with the addition of the pecan nuts you get a nice crunch and nutty flavour. You can have other toppings but I am more of a nut person and I love foods that a good crunch.Next time, when you are craving something sweet on a hot afternoon, you know how to treat yourself with this quick and simple recipe
This book has been created by me a food photographer who loves to cook and photograph his dishes on daily bases. Food has been always a huge part of my life and here I am sharing my favourite recipes with you. Where you can recreate or even make your own special dishes with your own twist. The images inside will inspire and show you of possible ways you can style your dishes in a creative way to impress you guests and loved ones. What are you waiting for?
If you love food as much as I do and have a hearty appetite for life, then I hope this book will inspire you to write, record, photograph and off course to cook your own succulent meals. So warm up the oven, pick a recipe and start cooking...